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Bert, 90, died February 6, 2015, in Redmond, Oregon. He was born May 29, 1924, in Great Falls, Montana. His occupation in Redmond was listed as "Lawyer." He jumped at Missoula 1946-48 and made 11 practice and nine fire jumps.
Collins was interviewed as part of a smokejumper oral history project currently housed at the University of Montana (UM) Archives and Special Collections. You may read or listen to the transcript by going to the UM digital collections here: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/smokejumpers/42/
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Collins, Robert Joseph (Missoula 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 280.